The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#13 St. Louis, Missouri

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13
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Population in 2010: 319,336 

Population in 2019: 300,576 

According to the 2019 US News and World Report, this major city along the Mississippi River ranks among the best places to live in America. From its iconic Gateway Arch to its Soulard district full of great BBQ restaurants and blues music clubs, there’s tons to see and do here. Regardless, St. Louis is still one of the fastest shrinking American cities with a population decline of 5.87% in the previous decade. The population decline has been attributed to manufacturing decline, off-shoring, and racial strife.

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